Reprieve for some Amsterdam brothels and coffeeshops
March 9, 2009 News, Red Light District
After closing a number of brothels in the Singel canal area, Amsterdam Alderman Lodewijk Asscher tells the city’s town council no further closures are necessary there.
The closures were part of the ambitious Project 1012, designed to ‘clean up’ Amsterdam’s historic city center. The project has met with increasing resistance from locals and town council members.
Asscher also says that a number of coffeeshops scheduled for closure in the Red Light District will be able to close later than originally planned.